Minnesota Statewide RBA

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*Minnesota Statewide
*July 29, 2004

-Birds mentioned

Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: July 29, 2004
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://biosci.umn.edu/~mou/
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel
Transcriber: Anthony Hertzel (ahertzel@sihope.com)

This is the Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, July 29th.

A male RUFF was found in Big Stone County on the 25th and it was still present today. From the junction of Big Stone County Roads 12 and 10 go east half a mile, then go north on an unmarked dirt road for 3/4 of a mile. The bird has been seen in a pot hole on left.

Unusual was the July 26th sighting of a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER on the fairway of the #1 hole at the Two Harbors golf course in Lake County. This is about a quarter mile east of the clubhouse.

Most unusual was the apparent adult light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK reported July 23rd at Red Rock Prairie, Cottonwood County, and it was last seen flying to the southwest.

A SHORT-EARED OWL was in Home Township, Norman County, on the 23rd. This was along the west side of County Road 158, three-quarters of a mile north of County Road 39.

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